The Devil's Chord (Rogue Angel, Book 49)
Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
Da Vinci's maximum and most threatening legacy…
In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a couple of paintings thieves loses a necessary, stolen Lorraine go to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection among the pass, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to supervise the hunt for the lacking artifact. yet another person is familiar with in regards to the cross…knows sufficient to kill for it.
Despite a number of vicious assaults in the course of their underwater day trip, Annja and Roux's employed diver recovers the pass. but if the diver's loyalties are referred to as into query and he disappears—along with the treasure—Annja is bound there's extra to the traditional item than Roux is letting on. She quickly discovers the move is just one piece in an complicated enigma—a key that, while mixed with a sequence of musical notes, could liberate one in every of Leonardo da Vinci's such a lot fantastical innovations. however the expense Annja needs to pay to forestall this key from falling into the incorrect fingers could be her lifestyles.
Warn the boat driving force clear of the area?” “Uh...” Kard all started, yet then went silent. Annja assumed the driving force hadn’t been being attentive, and noticing the bottle of open beer close to the guidance wheel, she sighed. He used to be a chance to their defense. yet she wasn’t prepared to renounce now. “We’re going again down,” she insisted as Scout landed contained in the boat. “You might imagine that what simply occurred wasn’t suspicious, yet why here, immediately? Yesterday’s assault on you and now this?.
It with out her or Ian being conscious till it used to be too past due. “I comprehend of your want for privateness and to maintain out of the media’s highlight. Your identify isn't pointed out, i will promise that.” “Not stable enough.” “Well, it’s going to must be. so long, Roux.” She hung up and guessed what she wasn’t listening to right away have been Roux’s curses. the one one that may perhaps inform her what she may and will no longer movie for the express was once Doug Morrell, and he used to be merely ever serious about the ground.
If she’d had her backpack along with her and the ever present digital camera within, she could have snapped a few pictures of this obvious crime scene. because it used to be, she had most sensible no longer contact something. A smack open air the window startled Annja and immediately she was once on alert. She raced over to the window. a guy had simply landed at the slim ledge hugging the construction. He’d jumped out of the kitchen window. should have heard her calling out for Ian. He adjusted his backpack, regarded up at her, grinned and ran.
Had Evan long gone? pissed off that he had a knack for always giving her the slip, Annja mentally ready herself. The fist she didn’t are looking to meet swung round towards her. Annja ducked and reached as much as seize the bigger man via his forearm. shedding right into a ahead roll, she controlled to pull him off his toes and slam him opposed to the opposite guy. The impression stunned them either. Now she had her again transparent. the lads staggered to their ft, and the bigger one back took the initiative and.
the place the painter’s studio had as soon as been. Selective reminiscence, Annja made up our minds. no matter what it was once he’d stolen from Leonardo should have been worthy for the painter to so angrily have positioned the accusation on paper for the whole global to work out. At least, the area could see it now as soon as she awarded the pc to the right kind professionals. they need to have a few thought from the place it had initially been stolen. in all probability. notwithstanding if nobody were conscious of this laptop, then it wasn’t more likely to be.